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Floors & Flooring Landscaping

The Extended Lifecycle of Decking


James Latham is now offering Lifecycle by UPM, a wood-plastic composite decking that has the luxurious look and feel of a real hardwood decking.

However, unlike timber decking, with the minimum of maintenance, Lifecycle will continue to look good year after year, in fact, made in the USA, it is backed by a 25-year manufacturers guarantee.

A further advantage of Lifecycle over other composite or timber decking is that it has a unique, stain resistant, ‘closed-surface’ that does not absorb oil, spills or drips – something which, after a few BBQ’s or sun-bathing sessions can often make other decks quickly look unsightly.

Lifecycle is made from recycled American red and white oak fibres plus polyethelyne with a patented process where the fibres are heat treated and encapsulated in a hard polymer shell. This produces an exceptionally solid and stable board.

It’s also extremely environmentally friendly and sustainable. 95% of the materials used to manufacture the boards are recycled, including the oak fibres and plastic polymers. Plus, giving these high quality materials a second life reduces landfill and waste incineration.

Lifecycle requires no annual sanding, varnishing or staining and the embossed wood grain surface offers good friction whether wet or dry. Being splinter-free, Lifecycle is ideal for bare feet. Despite being hard wearing, the boards feel great to the touch.

Available in three colours: dark Walnut, golden Tigerwood or sun-bleached Desert Sand. All the boards feature natural looking streaks and veins, making each deck a unique living surface.